Central West (Brazil)
Central West is the only landlocked Brazilian region. The region offers excellent opportunities for eco-tourism activities such as exploring caves, rappelling down waterfalls or just trekking through the cerrado (an ecosystem similar, in some ways, to the savannah). It is also well known for the Pantanal, the world's largest wetland, close to the Brazil's western border.
- Brasília - Brazil's capital
- Alto Paraiso de Goias - Esoteric and touristic city, gateway to Chapada dos Veadeiros.
- Caldas Novas - The world's largest hydrothermal complex.
- Goiânia - State capital of Goiás.
- Cidade de Goiás - Historical city. Famous for its colonial architecture and religious events.
- Pirenopolis - Old colonial city with cobbled streets and waterfalls.
- Três Ranchos - Big artificial lake, water sports.
- Cuiabá - State capital of Mato Grosso do Norte.
- Campo Grande - State capital of Mato Grosso do Sul.
- Bonito (Mato Grosso do Sul)
- Emas National Park - UNESCO World Heritage site due to it's diverse and old ecosystem
- Chapada dos Guimarães
The region's economic activity is on the rise and based on agriculture and cattle raising, as well as commerce and intense government activity in Brasilia.
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